Trail Condition Report

Jasper National Park of Canada

Updated: November-14-18

AVALANCHE CONDITIONS AT HIGH ELEVATION:
Winter is here.  The alpine snowpack is deep and avalanche hazard exists. Expect fresh slab avalanches following storms and avoid steep, sun exposed slopes. Carry your avalanche gear, make good, informed decisions and follow safe guidelines. [Mountain Safety]

CARIBOU CONSERVATION:
Seasonal closures for caribou conservation in effect for the Tonquin, Maligne-Brazeau and North Boundary ranges of Jasper National Park

TRAVELLING IN BEAR COUNTRY:
Be aware. Bears are out and about. Use standard bear precautions: be alert, travel in groups, make noise, carry bear spray and know how to use it. Keep pets on a leash at all times. Report bear sightings and encounters to Parks Canada staff (780) 852-6155.

FOREST FUEL REDUCTION - PYRAMID BENCH:
Active Trail Closures: 8, 8b 8c, 8d, 8e, 8f, 3, 3g, 6b, 6d 


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AROUND TOWN
Condition Comments
Jasper Discovery Trail (11) Fair Wet and muddy with sections of ice and snow.
Wapiti Trail (12) Fair Wet and muddy with sections of ice and snow.
Bighorn Trail (13) Good Mainly dry.
Red Squirrel Trail (14) to Mildred Lake Fair Wet and muddy with sections of ice and snow.
Pyramid Trail (15) Fair Wet and muddy with sections of ice and snow.
Woodpecker (18) Fair Wet and muddy with sections of ice and snow.
West of Jasper
Condition Comments
Saturday Night Lake Loop (3) Fair Partially closed – Impassable at Cabin Lake, cannot complete trail.
Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) CLOSED No report
South of Jasper
Condition Comments
Valley of the Five Lakes (9a, 9b, 9) Variable Snow covered with icy sections. Cleats recommended
Wabasso Lake (9) Fair / Poor Wet and muddy with sections of ice and snow.
The Whistlers Summit Trail (5a) Not recommended Snow covered. Avalanche terrain.
The Whistlers Trail (5) Not recommended. Numerous hazards. Snow covered. Avalanche terrain.
Pyramid Bench
Condition Comments
Mina-Riley Lakes Loop (11, 8, 2) Closed
Cottonwood Creek Loop (2, 2a,11) Fair Wet and muddy with sections of ice and snow.
Overlook Loop (2b, 2f, 2g, 2) Fair Wet and muddy with sections of ice and snow.
Across the River
Condition Comments
Lake Annette Loop (4d) Fair Mainly dry.
Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Fair Wet and muddy sections
Flower Loop (10a, 10) Fair Wet and muddy sections
Old Fort Point Loop (1, 1a) Fair Wet and muddy sections
Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Poor / Fair Wet and muddy with sections of ice and snow.
Overlander Trail (10) Fair Wet and muddy with sections of ice and snow.
EDITH CAVELL AREA/HIGHWAY 93A
Condition Comments
Cavell Road Seasonal closure in effect Access prohibited to all public from November 1, 2018 to February 15, 2019 for caribou conservation.
MALIGNE LAKE
Condition Comments
Mary Schäffer Loop (21) Fair / Poor Wet and muddy with sections of ice and snow.
Moose Lake Loop (20) Fair / Poor Wet and muddy with sections of ice and snow.
Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Seasonal closure in effect Access prohibited to all public from November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019 for caribou conservation.
Bald Hills (23) Seasonal closure in effect Access prohibited to all public from November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019 for caribou conservation.
Opal Hills Loop (22) Poor Snowbound. Avalanche Danger.
MIETTE HOT SPRINGS AREA
Miette road is closed for the season.
Condition Comments
Jasper House Viewpoint (33) Fair Wet and muddy sections.
Pocahontas Mine Trail (31) Fair Wet and muddy sections
ICEFIELDS PARKWAY
Condition Comments
Athabasca Falls Fair Variable conditions
Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Fair Variable conditions
Forefield Trail (53) Poor Snowbound
Wilcox Viewpoint (50) Poor Snowbound
Wilcox Pass (50) Poor Snowbound. Avalanche terrain
Parker Ridge (51) Poor Snowbound. Avalanche terrain
Nigel Pass (130) Poor Snowbound. Avalanche terrain
JACQUES LAKE
Condition Comments
Beaver Lake Fair Snow covered
Jacques Lake Fair Snowbound. Avalanche terrain
GERALDINE LAKES
Geraldine Lakes road is closed for the season
Condition Comments
First Geraldine Lake Road closed Not recommended, trail work in progress.
Second Geraldine Lake Road closed Not recommended, trail work in progress.
FRYATT VALLEY
Geraldine Lakes road is closed for the season
Condition Comments
Lower Fryatt - Alpine hut Road closed Snowbound. Avalanche terrain

TONQUIN VALLEY

Cavell road is closed for the season.
Condition Comments
Astoria River Trail Seasonal closure in effect Access prohibited to all public from November 1, 2018 to February 15, 2019 for caribou conservation.
Portal - Maccarib Seasonal closure in effect Access prohibited to all public from November 1, 2018 to February 15, 2019 for caribou conservation.
Maccarib - Clitheroe Seasonal closure in effect Access prohibited to all public from November 1, 2018 to February 15, 2019 for caribou conservation.
Clitheroe - Wates-Gibson Hut Seasonal closure in effect Access prohibited to all public from November 1, 2018 to February 15, 2019 for caribou conservation.
WHIRPOOL VALLEY/ATHABASCA PASS
The bridge is out at Simon Creek on Athabasca Pass Trail. Due to high water levels, we don`t anticipate the trail leading to Middle Forks, Scott Glacier, Kane Meadows and Athabasca Pass backcountry campsites to be passable.
Condition Comments
Tie Camp No access No report
FORTRESS LAKE
Condition Comments
Big Bend/Athabasca Crossing Poor Wet and muddy with sections of ice and snow.
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